The five episode series featuring Tom Baker’s first return to playing the Doctor on audio is getting a luxurious Vinyl release signed by Baker himself!

On limited edition vinyl for the very first time, Demon Records is releasing Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest in May 2022. This unique audio adventure first instigated Tom Baker’s remarkable return to the role of the Doctor. An exclusive, frameable portrait of the Fourth Doctor – every copy of which has been individually signed by Tom Baker himself – is just one of the treats inside this stunningly designed package.

An impressive, die-cut removable outer sleeve houses a hornet-adorned lidded box. Inside are ten individual, exquisitely illustrated LP sleeves featuring full cast and credits for each story. The package also includes The Doctor’s Journal. This sixteen page full colour booklet details the Time Lord’s notes and illustrations from his battles against the hornets.

Meanwhile, the story itself, scripted by Paul Magrs, plays out across 10 x 140g alternating Yellow and Black vinyl discs. As well as Tom Baker as the Doctor, Richard Franklin stars as Mike Yates and Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey.

The supporting cast also includes Daniel Hill, Christian Rodska, Michael Maloney, Stephen Thorne and Rula Lenska. Meanwhile, sound design is by Simon Power, alongside the familiar Doctor Who theme from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest is out on vinyl on the 6th of May, 2022. Demon Records will be making just 1,200 copies, distributed globally as follows: 600 units will be available in the UK, 300 in the US 300, 50 in Australia and finally 250 for the rest of world.


The Doctor's Journal from the Doctor Who: Hornets' Nest vinyl edition (c) Demon Records Tom Baker Fourth Doctor
The Doctor’s Journal from the Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest vinyl edition (c) Demon Records

The Hornets’ Nest Quintology Disc Contents

1&2: The Stuff of Nightmares

3&4: The Dead Shoes

5&6: Circus of Doom

7&8: A Sting in the Tail

9&10: Hive of Horror



Doctor Who: Hornets' Nest (c) Demon Records Four Doctor Tom Baker Vinyl
Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest (c) Demon Records

Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest

When Captain Mike Yates is reunited with his old friend the Doctor, he finds him besieged by a powerful race of insects intent on global domination. As the Time Lord recounts his recent adventures across the centuries, it becomes clear that the fate of mankind is in the hands of the Doctor, Mike and the peculiar Mrs Wibbsey…


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